Friday, August 21, 2015

The 737 Max Has A Potential Production Snag From GNK (Update)

The 737 Max problem bubbles up with positive news on any given day. However, this given day the Concern is over GNK's thrust reversers’ parts, which it hasn't yet solved. It was reported from Rueters that concern over the engine part maker has fallen behind with its anticipated pacing item for this critical element found on the 737 Max.
“Boeing on track to meet 737 MAX production targets – spokesman”

"On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported concern among industry executives that the process could be slowed because of problems at GKN producing the jetliner's engine thrust reverse mechanisms."

GKN Is Dropped as a Supplier Update November 2015

However, as always, reporting anything negative is better than reporting nothing at all. Somehow, I don't know how, but at the end of 2015, the 737 Max assembly will occur as the Max will fly on in early 2016, as expected with thrust reverse provided and implemented safely.